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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Classy creative cooking and lovely riverside setting

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

In a former toll house by the River Stour dating from Tudor times, the Milsom family have run this East Anglian stalwart for over half a century. Inside, the look is slick and contemporary, and the kitchen stays abreast of culinary trends.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Sunday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday (October to April)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Andrew Hirst, Ian Rhodes

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 46
  • Wines over £30: 250
  • Wines by the glass: 19

Price guide

  • Starter from: £13
  • Main course from £22.50
  • Dessert from: £9.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £29
  • 3-course lunch from: £36
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 34
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

6 miles from Colchester follow signs from A12 to Stratford St Mary, restaurant on the left before village.

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Nearest train station

Colchester, Manningtree
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